READING — The Bronson Vikings dropped a heartbreaker to the Reading Rangers Friday night, falling by the score of 54-53.

Bronson raced out of the gate with a huge first quarter, out scoring Reading 17-3 through one to put the Rangers firmly on their heels.

Reading came back with a strong second quarter, outscoring Bronson 21-9 to close to within just two at 26-24 heading into the half.

Reading went on to outscore Bronson 17-16 in the third quarter and 13-11 in the fourth to take the slim one point win 54-53.

Six Vikings scored in the tough loss, with four of those six reaching double figures. Bronson was paced by senior Jaron Mullins with 14 points. Mullins also added three rebounds. 

Two Vikings recorded double-doubles in the contest, starting off with senior guard Mason Harris who had 12 points and 11 rebounds.